July 15, 2018

Reading Mark 6: 13-16 (NRSV) Today's scripture says, "Jesus' name had become known." What is Jesus known for? He and his disciples cast out demons, cure the sick. People say he is a prophet, like Elijah. King Herod says he is John the Baptist, raised from the dead. Who is King Herod? What is he … Continue reading July 15, 2018


July 8, 2018

Reading Mark 6: 1-13 (NRSV) Do we see God in the familiar and common or only in the unfamiliar and exotic? In today's reading, Jesus comes to his hometown.  His neighbors know him. They watched him grow up.  And yet, they take offense at his teaching. They say, "Where did this man get all this?" … Continue reading July 8, 2018